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Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Comfortable and relaxing streamside three bedroom, two bath home

Looking for a great vacation rental close by to Acadia National Park? You've found it - you can't get any closer to the Park than this charming streamside cottage. In fact, the back of this property abuts the boundary with Acadia National Park and is just a few steps away! Located in the wonderful village of Seal Harbor, the cottage is situated on nearly an acre of beautiful, mature trees and has a gorgeous brook running right through the middle of the property. Sleep to the restful sounds of pretty Stanley Brook tumbling seaward alongside your cottage. The house sleeps up to six people with three bedrooms, two baths, comfortable living room, library, fully-equipped kitchen, dining area and relaxing front porch. This home is ideally situated for all of the exciting outdoor activities that Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park have to offer. It is a pleasant 10 minute walk to the beach and to Jordan Pond, a very short walking distance to the entire system of hiking, biking and riding trails in Acadia National Park, very close to Wildwood Stables and only an eight mile drive to the shops and restaurants of Bar Harbor.

Matthew Stewart
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
February 17, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Stanley Brook Cottage is located in a very idyllic setting, perfect for exploring all the natural wonders of Acadia National Park. This is definitely home away from home. We loved the beaches, mountains, Jordan Pond and Seal Harbor. This place is highly recommended for families. All in all, we had a wonderful stay and perfect vacation in this cozy cottage. Thanks!
Jun 2014
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Seal Harbor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • There are two bathrooms: the downstairs bathroom has tub/shower, sink and toilet; the upstairs bathroom features a shower, toilet and sink.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • There are three bedrooms, the downstairs BR features a full-size bed, the front upstairs BR has two twin beds and the rear upstairs bedroom is equipped with a queen size bed. All feature quality linens and comforters with duvets.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.928571 based on 16 reviews

Perfectly Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five stayed at Stanley Brook Cottage a few weeks ago. When we arrived we could hear nothing but the brook rushing beside the driveway. No traffic, no crowds! It was the most peaceful greeting! We have visited Acadia three times, and this was our favorite place we've stayed so far. We loved Seal Harbor and how close the house was to the Park Loop Road (our first evening there we walked to the PLR in about 10 minutes. By driving you can be at the Jordan Pond house in less than 5 minutes.). The house is very well maintained, extremely clean, and had everything we needed. The kitchen was well equipped and we spent many meals around the kitchen table talking about our fun days in the park. Our children (9, 7 and 5) enjoyed playing in the studio room off of the back of the house - there was so much room to spread out. We slept well and felt right at home. Matt couldn't be any more kind or helpful. We were able to meet him when we arrived and felt like we could reach out if we had any issues (which we didn't). When we come back to Acadia, we'll definitely want to stay here again. Homes like this make it really easy to travel with young kids - it was so great to have this as our home base for all of our adventures. Thanks, Matt!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad that you all has a great time at Stanley Brook Cottage and in Seal Harbor. Thanks for the nice compliments on the house, we try hard to make sure everyone has a wonderful stay at the cottage. As you mention, it is perfectly located for quickly accessing so much of what Acadia National Park has to offer. Please come back again.
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Charming Cottage in Good Location

  • 4 of 5

Stanley Cottage in little quiet village of Seal Harbor is very well maintained. Close to Jordan Pond and Carriage Roads, it is an great location for bikers. Access to Bar Harbor is easy and takes 15 min. ride with a car. We appreciated good quality sharp knives in the kitchen, however, few more teaspoons would have been handy. Appliances are vintage, but all in good working condition, and actually complement the decorative style of 60s and 70. (Don't worry, the fridge is newer, and TV set is new). Everything was very clean. We didn't have to buy laundry or dishwasher detergent. The kitchen is well equipped, however, if you need a garlic press to cook, bring your own. Beds were comfortable. There is also an extra room - study were you can insulate yourself from the other guests and relax. Mat is a great host, responding to all your needs. We had a very pleasant stay.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us and we're very happy that you all had a good time at the cottage and enjoyed exploring the area. Thanks for the suggestions - we'll certainly add some more spoons and try to find a garlic press!
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This is the third summer...

  • 5 of 5

in a row that we have spent our annual Mount Desert Island vacation at Stanley Brook Cottage. After many years of Acadia camping, we are thoroughly converted to having a roof, and Stanley Brook is ideal. Apart from its superior cleanliness and charm, location is its biggest advantage - a short bike or car ride to Jordan Pond House and access to all the carriage trails, not to mention backing up to the beautiful and bubbling Stanley Brook. This is the place to be if you like to bike the carriage trails as we do! The Seal Harbor beach is also a short walk down through the village. Thanks Matt, for another great Acadia vacation - we are looking forward to next summer!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's always a great pleasure having such wonderful repeat guests year after year. As always, I'm very pleased that you enjoyed another summer vacation at Stanley Brook Cottage. Please come back again for another!
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Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful few weeks at Stanley Brook Cottage. The cottage was spacious and immaculate. I enjoyed my morning coffee in the bright kitchen nook, with a pretty view just steps from the babbling Stanley Brook. The large kitchen island made cooking fun. Our bed was very comfortable and we slept well. Matt was a gracious and accomodating host. We loved being so close to Acadia National Park and took full advantage of its many scenic trails. We would recommend Stanley Brook Cottage to anyone.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much for the great review. I'm very happy that you folks had a chance to enjoy the cottage and Mount Desert Island, especially during the quiet season. I hope you can come back and stay with us in the future.
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This is the place to stay...

  • 5 of 5

...if you want easy access by foot or bicycle to the carriage roads, trails, and Jordan Pond house of Acadia National Park. This is our second year in a row, and we are very happy that we extended our stay from 2 weeks to 3 weeks this time! Stanley Brook Cottage is lovely, comfortable and well equipped, and Matt is the landlord from heaven. This is the ideal place for a Mt. Desert Island vacation. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much for the great review. I'm very happy that you folks came back for another year and hope you will be back again and again. As you note, the cottage is wonderfully located for easy access to so much of what makes Acadia special. Please come back for another stay with us.
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Great stay

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a great week on the Island and at the Stanley Brook Cottage. Matt met us upon arrival and called us once during the week to see if we needed anything. The cottage was well equipped and away from the crowds in Bar Harbor. We were very busy the entire week and it was refreshing to come back to the cottage and relax at the end of the day. We walked from the cottage to the carriage trails and on our last night took a video of a white-tailed deer passing right past us. We would like to return to the Island again in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying with us and I'm very pleased that you all had such a good vacation. As you noted, it's a real treat to be able to return to Stanley Brook Cottage after a busy day exploring the Island. Please come back and stay with us again.
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Hancock County Airport, Trenton, Maine
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Seal Harbor Beach
Car: recommended

The rental property is located just outside the boundary of Acadia National Park and is on Mount Desert Island. This region is world-renowned for it's natural scenic beauty and it's variety of outstanding outdoor activities. Within a ten minute or less walk from this property, one can be at a gorgeous ocean sand beach, at the shores of stunning Jordan Pond, on a hiking trail climbing a mountain or on a carriage road riding a horse. A quick and scenic eight-mile drive will get you to the many shops and fine restaurants of Bar Harbor. This property is ideally situated for anyone looking to have quick and easy access to the many wonders of Acadia National Park, yet be outside of the hustle and bustle of Bar Harbor in a quiet village atmosphere. For those owning horses or interested in them, the home is less than a five-minute drive to the famous Wildwood Stables.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 9.0%

Rental periods are from Saturday to Saturday, unless other arrangements have been made with the owner.

Winter Rentals are available - Please contact owner for details.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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